SOURCE: Brilliant Telecommunications (Brilliant), Inc.

March 28, 2007 10:59 ET

Brilliant Telecommunications Launches the Cern C-2000 at CTIA Wireless 2007, Expanding Its Family of Carrier-Class Network Time and Synchronization Servers

Solution Provides PRS/PRC and PTP/NTP Timing and Synchronization Providing Seamless Migration to Next-Generation Networks With ITU Stratum Timing Distribution Over an IP Infrastructure

CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2007 -- Brilliant Telecommunications (Brilliant), Inc., a developer of ultra precise and reliable hardware-based network time and synchronization technology, today announced the immediate availability of its high-performance Cern C-2000 Primary Reference Source (PRS) and Primary Reference Clock (PRC). A resilient, robust and intelligent ITU Stratum timing distribution network on an IP infrastructure can be built using the Cern C-2000, to deliver critical timing and synchronization to support Quality of Experience (QoE) in a wide variety of applications to include wireless backhaul, IPTV and VoIP. Brilliant's customers now have a seamless IP-based timing option that can be cost-effectively integrated into their existing network infrastructure.

Available in both an AC and redundant DC powered 1RU rack-mountable chassis, the C-2000 is a complete standards-based solution meeting GR 2830, ITU G.811, and G.8261 synchronous Ethernet performance characteristics. Design features include eight software selectable interfaces providing both Building Infrastructure Timing System (BITS) and T1/E1 retiming, strict security compliance and high-availability, as well as other interfaces supporting traditional synchronous TDM timing and IP-based timing. Tightly integrated with Brilliant's integrated antenna and NTP server -- the Zurich Z-1000 -- the C-2000 accepts a GPS signal from the Z-1000 and other manufacturer's new or existing antennas, ensuring flexibility and cost containment. In addition to PRS and PRC, the C-2000 is a highly accurate Network Time Protocol (NTP) server and Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Grandmaster, designed to exceed the performance requirements of the emerging IEEE 1588 standard.

"Mobile operators are embracing IP/Ethernet as a backhaul technology to increase usable bandwidth while reducing the cost per bit in their networks. This transition from circuit to packet causes critical timing and synchronization capabilities to be lost," says Michael Howard, principal analyst and co-founder, Infonetics Research. "The Brilliant Cern C-2000 provides operators with a standards-based method to accurately synchronize their applications without the cost or complexity involved with some other alternatives."

Brilliant's Cern C-2000 offers key features including:

--  High-performance NTP/PTP server with timestamping accuracy of better
    than 100 ns
--  Traditional BITS and T1/E1 retiming
--  Topology discovery for automatic timing network configuration
--  Inputs for GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellite signals
--  Seamless deployment into existing network infrastructures,
    significantly reducing installation cost
--  Remote configuration and management via IP, making access to critical
    data accessible from anywhere at anytime
    
"The introduction of the Cern C-2000 marks a significant milestone in Brilliant Telecommunications' carrier-class portfolio of PRS, PRC and NTP servers," commented Dr. Charles Barry, chief executive officer, Brilliant Telecommunications. "We now offer our customers a robust and reliable timed network solution based on GPS, GLONASS or Galileo that will maintain ITU Stratum level accuracy under a multitude of failure scenarios, ensuring strict adherence to QoS and QoE characteristics as demanded by their subscribers."

During CTIA Wireless 2007 in Orlando, FL, March 27 - 29, Brilliant Telecommunications will demonstrate the timing and synchronization capabilities of the Cern C-2000 in a resilient timing network with the Zurich Z-1000 providing GPS timing. Management capabilities will also be demonstrated using its integrated web server. Executive level briefings are being offered by appointment in meeting room-142 (MR-142).

About Brilliant Telecommunications

Brilliant Telecommunications designs, develops and distributes a family of network timing, management and synchronization solutions, including carrier-class Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers, Primary Reference Sources (PRS), and Building Integrated Timing Supplies (BITS). This highly accurate timing network solution delivers end-to-end Service Level Agreement (SLA) monitoring and management capabilities, in addition to providing timing and synchronization to the most time-sensitive applications in legacy and next-generation IP networks. Founded in 2004, Brilliant Telecommunications is headquartered in Campbell, California.

For more information please visit www.brillianttelecom.com

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